Sunday, May 10, 2015

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry season is upon us! What better way to celebrate than with some delicious ice cream? This is a creamy, rich ice cream with a load of roasted strawberry goodness. The caramel notes from the strawberries makes this the perfect way to transition into summer!

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream (Makes about 1 quart)
1 cup Milk
2 cups Heavy Cream
1/2 cup Sugar
1 pinch Salt
6 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 package Strawberries
1/4 cup Sugar

1. Prepare an ice cream base. Do this by placing milk, cream, sugar, and salt into a pot.
2. Whisk the eggs in a large, heat-proof bowl.
3. When the liquid in the pot comes to a boil, slowly whisk it into the eggs. Then, pour it back into the pot.
4. Whisk it on medium heat until the mixture thickens, and coats the back of a spoon.
5. Immediately pour it through a strainer into a clean bowl. Stir in vanilla.
6. Allow the mixture to cool.
7. Place strawberries and sugar into a casserole dish.
8. Roast in the oven at 350 degrees F until soft and mushy. Turn every 5 minutes or so to prevent burning.
9. Once the strawberries are done, allow to cool, mash with a fork, and then add into the ice cream base.
10. Prepare your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions and spin the ice cream to a soft-serve stage.
11. Place into a freezer safe, airtight container and allow to harden for at least 3 hours in the freezer.
12. Allow to thaw slightly before scooping into a frozen bowl  or cone and serving.

School is out for a lot of students- and many of my friends are graduating! Congrats to everyone who has graduated/is graduating this year; hooray for the end of finals for current students; and keep on trekking on for those already in the working world... Let's all take a break with some delici-owh-so ice cream :)

And of course we can't forget about our mothers! I am extremely grateful for both my moms. My biological mom has been an essential part of my life, and influenced me greatly with my passion and excitement for food (both making and eating, haha). She's always there when I need, and supported me in my decisions. She makes the most delicious food in the world, and always fills it with her generous love. My stepmom hasn't known me all of my life, but she's been a really great role model, loving mother, and provider to me as well. She's got a big heart and loves me and Josh as her own, and I respect her so much for it :) Here's to being thankful and celebrating our mothers!

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